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Out of the trunks of trees

Roger Gorst, a long-standing friend of Westonbirt Arboretum, has kindly sent us this fascinating insight into the many uses of the many uses of products extracted from trees.

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A record breaking result

It was another glorious evening for the Westonbirt 10k this May. Amongst the runners were over 100 dedicated fundraisers, running for the trees to support our charitable work caring for the arboretum.

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Becoming a guide...

Just three years ago I was encouraged to train as a Westonbirt guide.

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Farewell to Dan Crowley

It is with great sadness and pride that we have to announce that after nine years at Westonbirt our Dendrologist, Dan Crowley, will be leaving us in September for a new and exciting opportunity, to study for a Master’s Degree in Plant Diversity.

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Summer tree highlights

Westonbirt has been actively participating in wild seed collecting expeditions since 2005. Staff members representing the arboretum have travelled to parts of Asia, Europe, North and South America on the quest for tree seed.

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Westonbirt walkies in the sun

Hi, my name is Charlotte. Last weekend my mum, sister and I visited Westonbirt for a walk with our border collie, Alfie.

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Size matters (but it isn’t everything!)

On a recent journey back from Slovenia, Westonbirt Volunteer Pauline Thomas couldn't resist the temptation to explore the Bayerischer Wald in Bavaria in search of an even bigger treetop walkway than our own. But would bigger mean better?...

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Exclusive opportunity: Sponsor a superior specimen

In preparation for the Forestry Commission’s centenary in 2019, we’re delighted to introduce a rare and exciting opportunity to sponsor a tree centrally placed within the arboretum.

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Protecting our members and the interests of the arboretum

As a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum, you are supporting the sustainable conservation of trees, the lungs of the world.

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Our mechanical muscles

Looking after the arboretum on a year-round basis presents some interesting challenges.

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Not completion, just the end of the beginning

In March we were able to pay the final invoice and submit a 801 page evaluation report for the Heritage Lottery Funded Phase 1 of the ‘Westonbirt Project’.

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Keeping it local

We recently reached a major milestone, raising over £27,000 towards the Westonbirt Wood Project.

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Keeping an eye on our environment

Welcome to the summer issue of the Westonbirt Magazine.

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A welcome bunch of grazers

You may have noticed that we have played host to a group of Gloucester cattle. They have brown-black bodies with a white stripe along their back and white tails and underbellies.

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Unleash your Creativitree

The arboretum is a special place. A short walk amongst the wonderful trees can revitalise the soul and help spark the seed of an idea that might grow into something amazing!...

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